Vikas Nagar : In protest against the Sheeshambada Waste Management Plant, Pachhwadoon Sangharsh Samiti staged a hunger strike at the plant gate. Along with this, a hunger strike has also been warned.
Chairman of the committee Chaitanya Anil Gaur said that the air of Selakui area is getting polluted due to poisonous gas coming out of the plant. Due to the leakage of chemicals, the Asan river is getting polluted and crops are also getting damaged. Said that when the government started the construction of the plant, the public sentiments of the local people were not taken care of. As soon as the construction of the plant started, the local people started protesting against it.
The people involved in the protest said that on one hand the government is running a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, while on the other hand, the health of the local people is being put at risk by dumping the garbage in Sheeshambada of Dehradun city. Said that if the plant is not shifted soon, the public will start a fast unto death.
Among those who protested are Raj Gangsari, Arun Kumar, Rai Singh, Shoorveer Singh Chauhan, Rajkumar Sehgal, Prem Lal Kothari, Ram Niwas Sharma, Sapna Sharma, Uma Panwar, Manoj Singhal, Rakesh Singhal, Rajendra Chauhan, Prakash Bhatt, Ramesh Baluni, Mahendra Panwar, Bal Kishan Sehgal, Praveen Pal etc. were involved.